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Self-Directed IRA Blog, Education, and News

Investor blog on self-directed IRAs, real estate IRAs, investment options, and retirement news from industry experts.

6 Essential Self-Directed IRA Rules

6 Essential Self-Directed IRA Rules

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to knowing the rules that govern self-directed IRAs. When you understand ...
What is a Self-Directed IRA?

What is a Self-Directed IRA?

It used to be, if you wanted a souvenir of your vacation in Italy, you asked another tourist to snap your photo ...
Traditional IRA or Roth IRA: Which is the Best for You?

Traditional IRA or Roth IRA: Which is the Best for You?

One of the first decisions you’ll face when you start saving for retirement is, “How?” Individual retirement ...
Rising Rents: An Opportunity for Self-Directed IRA Owners

Rising Rents: An Opportunity for Self-Directed IRA Owners

If you’ve been glossing over the headlines about high rents, think again. Historically high rents and low vacancy rates ...
Apply These 4 Strategies to Start Saving for Retirement Now

Apply These 4 Strategies to Start Saving for Retirement Now

Far too many Americans are not financially ready for retirement: nearly half have no retirement savings at all. ...
The Power of Private Placement Investing in Your Self-Directed IRA

The Power of Private Placement Investing in Your Self-Directed IRA

If you’re like most people, your IRA probably invests in public companies in the form of stocks and bonds. But what if ...
[Infographic] What Is A Self-Directed IRA?

[Infographic] What Is A Self-Directed IRA?

The retirement industry has been dominated by custodians who are focused on a narrow spectrum of IRA investments, ...
7 Things You Need to Know About Self-Directed IRAs and Taxes

7 Things You Need to Know About Self-Directed IRAs and Taxes

With the April 15 tax deadline mere weeks away, everyone can benefit from a refresher on the tax advantages of ...
There’s Still Time to Contribute to Your IRA Before April 15

There’s Still Time to Contribute to Your IRA Before April 15

With the 2014 tax deadline approaching, you’re already thinking about taxes and money. Why not do something that can ...